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Plastic oscillator steam type engine (3D printer build)
« on: September 04, 2019, 07:55:37 pm »
My son brought this by yesterday as a gift , something he secretly did this on his 3D printer for me. & it does run, the piston is a rattle fit in the bore with a least 1/16" clearance (by computer design) but by golly I put her together by the instructions & it took right off, If I shimmed the axle & cut grooves in the piston rod for "0" rings, I think she would run quite a bit better...but I may just leave it just as is.
Oh I can see many neat things this 3D printer can do in the future.



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Re: Plastic oscillator steam type engine (3D printer build)
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 07:59:56 pm »
Very cool Bruce!

I would love to buy a printer, but like computers they are out-dated right away and there is always a newer/better model...

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Oh I can see many neat things this 3D printer can do in the future.

An Aussie forum member has been using his to make patterns for castings

And there are also metal 3D printers  ;)
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Re: Plastic oscillator steam type engine (3D printer build)
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019, 08:09:41 pm »
Amazing piece of work there and it DOES work!!!  Best part is that your son made it and gave it to you as a gift...bet you won't be selling that one!!!

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Re: Plastic oscillator steam type engine (3D printer build)
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 08:46:42 pm »
Wow that's intriguing Bruce, I bet you were blown away when you got that from your son :)
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Re: Plastic oscillator steam type engine (3D printer build)
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 09:33:22 pm »
Pretty neat little engine and still pretty amazing to me thst we are printing engines and guns nowadays.
Good boy, that one.
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Re: Plastic oscillator steam type engine (3D printer build)
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 11:35:41 pm »
Very cool Bruce.

I recall that Doug also built a working steam engine from 3D Printed Parts with his son.

https://youtu.be/QxzKuh8kseo

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Re: Plastic oscillator steam type engine (3D printer build)
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2019, 05:38:30 am »
That is very cool Bruce!
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Re: Plastic oscillator steam type engine (3D printer build)
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2019, 11:33:15 am »
Bruce:

I am curious whether it requires any lubrication?

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Re: Plastic oscillator steam type engine (3D printer build)
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2019, 07:42:58 am »
My son printed out both the horizontal and vertical osc. I don't oil them at all, but i don't really run them a lot either. They are both fun to run and different from the norm, plus the added bonus of being something my son and i did together.
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Re: Plastic oscillator steam type engine (3D printer build)
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2019, 09:11:40 am »
Bruce:

I am curious whether it requires any lubrication?

Charlie
The instructions do you call for oiling.
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